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IRONWOOD – The Ironwood Area Schools provided information at a special meeting yesterday on several federal grants the district is seeking.  The district applied for a total of four U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grants last month, Ironwood superintendent Travis Powell, says two of the grants are identical. USDA Rural Development will fund up […]

HURLEY – Look for a new patrol officer in Hurley next week.   Hurley Police Department Chief Chris Colassaco says the newest member of their ranks is due to graduate from the police academy at Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander on Oct. 11, and has already participated in weekend ride-along shifts.  The new officer will […]

HURLEY, Wis. — The city of Hurley Police Department has received a $4,000 award, according to Chief Chris Colassaco, at the city council’s Police, Fire and Licensing Committee meeting yesterday.  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation conducted a Click It or Ticket safety belt compliance check over Memorial Day weekend. The effort wasn’t funded and Hurley […]

KIMBALL – The Department of Natural Resources wants your input on the Oman’s Creek boat launch at Little Girl’s Point. The feedback meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 at Gogebic Community College and will feature a short DNR presentation followed by a public comment period. Erosion, sediment build-up and storm damage from […]

IRONWOOD – This Friday, October4, is Plaidurday across the Upper Peninsula. This will be the sixth year for Plaidurday, a celebration of all things flannel.  As communities across the U.P. gather to celebrate, it’s become a bit of a friendly rivalry as communities gather as many people as possible waring flannel for a group picture.  […]

IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) — More information on a story we first told you about yesterday about the funeral arrangements of a world war 2 hero coming back home to Ironwood. The remains of 22-year-old Walter Kellett were identified thanks to new technologies 77 years after his death. A memorial service for Kellett will be held […]

KIMBALL – A Kimball man found guilty of pointing a gun at a bird hunter. It took only 20 minutes to find 71 years old, Jerry Hitter guilty of the crime. Hitter stood accused of confronting Clifford and Gene Kaari near the border of his property, while the brothers were bird hunting. The defense claimed […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers plans to change the date of the special election for an open congressional seat because he was told by the U.S. Department of Justice that the dates he set last week violated federal law. Evers’ spokeswoman, Melissa Baldauff, said Tuesday that state and federal laws conflict on […]

PETOSKEY – Michigan’s ban on flavored nicotine vaping products is going into effect today. Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared emergency rules last month. She’s accused manufacturers of using candy flavors and deceptive ads to entice children to use the products. Michigan is the first state in the country to ban flavored vaping products. Court of Claims […]

WAKEFIELD – At last night’s Wakefield Township board of trustees meeting last night after a related public hearing that drew no comments, trustees voted to apply a 4.63 millage on township properties. The township portion of the millage is 3.0 mills, with the remaining 1.63 mills for the county. According to township supervisor John Cox, […]


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